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Federal Habeas Corpus: Executive Detention and Post-conviction Litigation
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  • Brandon Garrett
  • Lee B. Kovarsky, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
This casebook is the first to cover federal habeas corpus comprehensively, presenting post-conviction review and executive detention litigation in an accessible way. It is designed both for standalone courses on habeas corpus, and for courses focusing on post-conviction litigation, wrongful convictions, and national security detention. The first two chapters introduce students to the habeas privilege and the Suspension Clause. A four-chapter unit on post-conviction litigation carefully explores cognizability, procedural doctrines, and merits adjudication. Two chapters develop the role habeas plays in review of immigration and other types of civil detention. A substantial two-chapter unit examines habeas review of military custody.
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Foundation Press
  • wrongful convictions,
  • national security detention,
  • immigration,
  • civl detention,
  • military custody
Citation Information
Brandon Garrett and Lee B. Kovarsky. Federal Habeas Corpus: Executive Detention and Post-conviction Litigation. (2013)
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